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  • How to Carry Two Bikes on a Truck with a Truck Bed Camper
  • I do have an option for you but you cannot use two adapters together like part # MT70070 and part # C45796. The use of even one adapter would decrease the vehicle/hitches tongue weight capacity by 50%. This means that the weight of the two bikes plus weight of the carrier would need to be below 50% of either the vehicle or trailer hitches tongue weight capacity. If the vehicle's tongue weight capacity is lower than the hitches tongue weight capacity than this is the figure you will need...
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  • Will Curt Vertical Receiver Adapter C45013 Fit Vertical Receiver on 2009 Mazda 3 Hatchback
  • The opening on your vertical receiver would have to accept a 2 inch square shank for # C45013 to fit. Check the other measurements, see picture, to make sure this adapter will fit properly.
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  • Recommended Hitch Extender for Class I 1-1/4 Inch Hitch and 2 Inch Bike Rack
  • The Draw-Tite # 24857 for your 2008 BMW is only rated for Class I. This means the only options to have your bike rack fit are the # HTAD or the # HT5R that are compatible with Class I hitches. You will limit the 200 lb tongue weight capacity of your hitch to 100 lbs because the adapter will reduce the hitch's tongue weight by 50%. That new 100 lb capacity will need to include the weight of your bike carrier as well as the loaded bikes. I also recommend using a hitch lock like # 1472DAT...
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  • Recommended Hitch Extender for 2011 GMC Canyon I5
  • Based on my research the 2011 GMC Canyon I5 has 242 hp and 242 ft lbs torque and can handle up to 5,500 lbs towing capacity. We have two trailer hitch receivers for this truck, but if you don't already have a trailer hitch, I recommend the Draw-Tite # 75607 which is rated much higher so your capacity will be limited by the truck and not reduced by the hitch. For your extension, I recommend the Reese Hitch Extender for 2" Trailer Hitches - 18" Long # RP11004 which will reduce the tongue...
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  • Recommended 18 Inch Hitch Extender to Clear Truck Camper on Ford F-350
  • The longest standard hitch extender we have available for 2 inch receivers is the Reese # RP11004. This particular extender measures right at 18 inches from the center of the hitch pin hole on your trailer hitch to the center of the hitch pin hole on the adapter's receiver. You can take a quick measurement out from the center of the hitch pin hole on your existing trailer hitch to see if this length will clear your camper's overhang. If you find you need a bit more length, you can also...
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  • Recommended Hitch Extender for Lark V-Nose Travel Trailer for More Turning Clearance
  • For your additional clearance on your 8x16 Lark cargo trailer, I recommend the Reese Hitch Extender # RP11004 which will work well for your combination when using a weight distribution system. You will want to note the use of this extension will reduce your hitch's weight capacity by 35% according to the manufacturer. This will give you a max tongue weight of 520 lbs when using weight distribution.
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  • Recommend Hitch Extender for 2017 Ram 2500 and 2006 Pioneer Trailer with 6400 lb GVWR
  • The Curt Hitch Extension and Reducer for 2-1/2" Trailer Hitches - 24" to 34" Long # C45048 will allow you to leave your tailgate down and still tow a trailer. It is rated for different capacities based on the length used, so you will need to make sure your trailer and weight distribution system work within its rated capacities. You will also want the Curt Universal 5th Wheel/Gooseneck 7-Way Extension - 7' Long # C56080 which can be trimmed to length if desired.
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  • Recommended Hitch Extension For 2 1/2 Inch Hitch Receivers
  • Thank you very much for your question, I recommend the Curt Hitch Extension and Reducer for 2-1/2" Trailer Hitches - 24" to 34" Long # C45048. I would measure how far the Lance Camper hangs over the back of the truck so we can make a more accurate recommendation to how many inches of clearance you will need. This product reduces from a 2 1/2 inch receiver opening to a 2 inch. I have linked all hitch extenders that fit 2 1/2 inch hitch receivers.
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  • How to Pick Out 7-Way Extension When Using Curt Hitch Extender C45048
  • When using the Curt hitch extension part # C45048 that you referenced at the 34 inch length to pick the correct Torklift 7-way extension really depends on the length of the 7-way harness on your trailer. If it's one that would be pulled tight if it was extended at all past the coupler then I'd recommend going with the longer version part # TLW6036. If your trailer has a connector that has more than enough length you'd want the shorter version part # TLW6028. Basically you want to make...
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  • How is a Weight Distribution System Used with the Reese Hitch Extender # RP11004
  • The Reese Hitch Extender # RP11004 that you referenced really just moves the location of your receiver back 18". You install your Weight Distribution (WD) system the same exact way, it will just sit further back from your vehicle. This extender is rated for 4,000 lbs Gross Trailer Weight (GTW) and 400 lbs Tongue Weight (TW). When used with a WD system those capacities are increased to 6,500 lbs GTW and 650 lbs TW. Please note that the limiting factor in this setup is your trailer...
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  • Pin Hole Size for the Curt Hitch Receiver Reducer Sleeves # C45408
  • Both of the pin hole diameters for the Curt Hitch Receiver Reducer Sleeves # C45408 that you referenced are 3/4 inch. Since your hitch's pin hole is larger at 5/8 inch you could just go with a 3/4 inch pin like what this fits like part # 58388 and you'd be set.
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  • Ball Mount Recommendation for 2004 Chevy Monte Carlo with Additional Rise
  • The ball mount you would have bought with the hitch for your 2004 Chevy Monte Carlo # 36292 would have had a 3 inch rise. So for a ball mount that has a 5 inch rise you'd want the part # 36078 which would give you the additional height you need. For a 2 inch ball for use with this you'd want the part # 19258.
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  • What Size Hitch do Longer Hitch Extensions Fit
  • I wish we had a solution, but the only hitch extensions we have that are that long are ones that are for 2-1/2 inch hitches like the Reese part # RP45018 that you mentioned which is 41 to 48 inches in length.
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  • Can the Curt Dual Receiver # D-192 be Used to Flat Tow a Chevy Colorado with 5K Loaded Weight
  • I do have a possible solution for you, but unfortunately none of our dual hitch receivers, like the Curt # D-192, are rated for more than 4,000 lbs Gross Towing Weight (GTW). Roadmaster offers their version of dual hitch receivers that are designed for flat towing only. The part # RM-077-2 has receivers which offer a 2-1/4" rise/drop, has a 10,000 lb GTW and a 400 lb Tongue Weight (TW) rating. If you check out the linked helpful article on tow bars you can see that you need the arms...
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  • Sleeve Adapter Recommendation for Converting 2 inch Hitch Size to 1-1/4 inch
  • We have the sleeve adapter part # HT02 which is designed for allowing a 1-1/4 inch hitch accessory to fit in a 2 inch trailer hitch. Some bike racks have specific adapers made for them but this adapter works for most. Feel free to email me back with what bike rack you have and I can see if we have an adapter specific for it.
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  • How to Use Both a Bike Rack and Cargo Carrier on the Same 2 Inch Hitch
  • I do have an option for you but we do not have anything that can attach to the Malone 2" Dual Purpose Hitch Receiver part # MPG544 and move the connection point for the 2nd receiver tube multiple feet in the air. Instead, I recommend using the Roadmaster Dual Hitch Receiver Adapter part # RM-077-8 which unlike the Malone adapter, will not reduce the tongue weight capacity of your hitch by 50 percent. This adapter has a distance of 10-1/4" between the two hitch pin holes (see photo). I...
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  • Camper Tie Downs for a 2018 Ram 2500
  • We have Brophy Stake Pocket Mounted Camper Tie Downs # TDSF but they are only for certain trucks up to the 2010 model year. You may be able to use Brophy Clamp On Camper Tie-Downs # HSAB though. They will fit if the external bed rail width is less than 5-1/2 inches and they require 2 inches of space beneath the lip of the bed rail. Use these with turnbuckle kit # TDHP. The other option is custom frame mounted tie downs. Which ones will fit depends on the configuration of the truck. I...
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  • Effects of Using Hitch Adapter for Cargo Carrier and Bike Rack
  • Use of a hitch extender, whether it is a dual receiver adapter like Curt # D-192 or a straight extender like # C45791, will reduce your hitch's rated tongue weight capacity by 50-percent. The loss comes from the actual load being further away from the actual hitch tube; this applies more leverage to the hitch and so means it can handle less weight. It is usually best to distribute cargo weight among different parts of the vehicle - some on the roof, some on the hitch carrier, etc. For...
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  • Will Turning Clearance Issue Arise with Roadmaster Dual Hitch Adapter part # RM-077-6 and Bike Rack
  • Turning interference or interference from incline changes are possible with dual hitch adapters like the # RM-077-6. With the length of an RV flat towing a vehicle and the fact that the towed vehicle has 2 axles the pivot down on the inclines typically isn't too severe so clearance issues aren't common. Especially if the dual hitch adapter has a 6 inch rise difference like with the # RM-077-6. The Yakima bike rack would have to be RV approved like the Yakima RoadTrip 4 # Y02477 which...
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch Extender for Class V Hitch
  • Hitch extenders are not rated based on Class III, IV, or V. The use of a hitch extension in most cases will reduce the tongue weight of your hitch by 50%. There is not a 10 inch option, but there are many similar sizes that may work for your application. For instance, the Roadmaster Hitch Extender for Tow Bars--11 inches # RM-071 has a towing capacity of 6,000 lbs but only a tongue weight rating of 100 lbs. It is designed to be used for flat towing. The MaxxTow Hitch Extender...
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  • Hitch Reducer Recommendation for 2 inch Hitch to Convert to 1-1/4 inch Hitch
  • I wish we carried the brand of bike rack that you have but since we do not we can't get you the model specific 2 inch hitch sleeve adapter you are in need of. Instead the best option we is the part # HT02 which is a standard 2 inch to 1-1/4 inch hitch reducer that works for most applications.
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  • Recommended TorkLift Trailer Hitch for 2018 Ford F-350 Super Duty
  • If you were planning only a one-time or occasional/annual tow using the Reese Hitch Extension # RP45292 then I would say you're good to go, but since you will be making an extended trip with your in-bed camper and towed cargo trailer AND using this item near its maximum capacity I would urge you to consider the TorkLift hitch option instead. Yes, this 2-1/2-inch hitch # TLF1008-30 carries a beefy price tag to go along with its equally beefy capabilities - a 2500-lb tongue weight rating!...
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  • Can Dual Hitch Adapter Be Used with Weight Distribution System
  • Makers of weight distribution systems generally do not recommend using any sort of hitch adapter/extender with their systems. The reason is that such adapters/extenders like Malone # MPG544 and Curt # D-192 reduce your trailer hitch's tongue weight rating, and by a full 50-percent. The loss of hitch TW capacity derives from the change to the overall geometry of the set-up; the whole WD head and shank will be further from the hitch and this applies extra leverage on the hitch tube, reducing...
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  • Recommendation For Hitch Extender To Carry Thule Apex Bike Rack With 2018 Jeep Rubicon JL
  • Before I can recommend a hitch extension, I need to find out the actual extension needed. You will need to measure from the hitch pin hole to the rear edge of your spare tire to see how much length is needed for clearance of your 2018 Jeep JL Wrangler Unlimited. You will then need to determine the clearance needed by your bike rack by measuring the distance from center of hitch pin hole to the closest part of the bike rack. The difference is the extension size that you need (see...
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  • Hitch Extender Recommendation to Allow Tailgate of Truck with 2.5 inch Hitch Installed Open and Tow
  • We have the Curt hitch extender that fits 2-1/2 inch hitches part # C45048 and can be trimmed down from 34 inches to 24 inches. At 34 inches it has a capacity of 6,000 lb trailer weight and at 24 inches 8,000 lbs trailer weight.
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  • 1-1/4 Inch to 2 Inch Hitch Adapter For 2002 Honda Accord
  • We do not have a trailer hitch with a 2 inch receiver opening that is a confirmed fit for the 2002 Honda Accord. However if you install # 24791 and use Hitch Adapter 1-1/4" to 2" Trailer Hitch # HTAD that will give a 2 inch receiver opening. You will need 5/8" pin for 2" receiver # PC3 and 1/2" pin for 1-1/4" receiver # PC2 Please note that tongue weight capacity of hitch will be reduced by 50% with use of adapter.
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  • How to Fit Yakima Dr. Tray Bike Rack With 1-1/4" Shank Into 2" Trailer Hitch Receiver
  • I have a much easier solution for you than making the type of modification you were asking about. Instead of doing that, you can simply add the Brophy Hitch Reducer # HT02, which will turn the 2" receiver on your 2018 Nissan Rogue into a 1-1/4" receiver and will allow you to install your Yakima Dr.Tray # Y02474 with a 1-1/4" shank. I have added a link to a video review of this adapter for you to take a look at.
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  • Dual Hitch Adapter to Fit 2 inch Hitch with Zero Drop on Lower Hitch Opening
  • The closest match we have is the part # D-192 but this only has a 3,500 lb capacity. If you could get by with a 3,500 lb capacity this would be the adapter to go with.
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  • Can Curt Dual 2" Receiver Tube Adapter D-192 be Used with 250 lb Scooter
  • There's a couple things you'd need to note with the dual hitch adapter part # D-192 that you referenced. One is that this has a 350 lb tongue weight capacity for both openings and the other is that this adapter cuts the capacity of the hitch it is installed in by 50 percent. If that all checks out with your setup this could work well. The other option to consider is the # D210 which does not have the 50 percent capacity cut restriction but has the same 350 lb tongue weight capacity.
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  • Can Weight Distribution Hitch Be Used with Hitch Extender Like MaxxTow # MT70070
  • A hitch extender or adapter, like the dual-receiver MaxxTow # MT70070, cannot be used with weight distribution (WD) systems. Use of ANY adapter has the unavoidable side-effect of cutting your hitch's capacity by 50-percent. An adapter would prevent the WD system from doing its job of shifting trailer tongue weight forward to the vehicle's front axle to keep your braking and steering performance intact. But we do have better alternatives for you. If you have an a-frame trailer with available...
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  • Lock Recommendation for Roadmaster Anti-Rattle Hitch Extender RM-071-1075
  • You could use the Masterlock Padlock set part # ML4683Q to lock the threaded hitch pin of the Roadmaster Anti-Rattle Hitch Extender part # RM-071-1075 that you are interested in. You'd just need to use the lock in place of the cotter pin. The diameter of the shackle of this is 3/32 inch which would fit easily in the hole on the bolt.
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  • Can Reducer Sleeve for 2-1/2 inch Hitch to 2 inch Hitch Be Used with Weight Distribution
  • Yes, the 2-1/2 inch hitch to 2 inch hitch reducers like what you have are compatible with weight distribution systems.
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  • Recommended Hitch Extender With Step Platform For 2003 Chevrolet Silverado
  • Thank you very much for your question, We just wanted to know to what product are you referring to, because no product was linked in this question?
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  • Recommended Dual Hitch Adapter To Tow Vehicle & Have Bike Rack On Top Portion
  • We have a wide variety of dual hitch adapters that will allow you to, tow vehicle and place a bicycle rack on the top portion. The Malone 2" Dual Purpose Hitch Receiver # MPG544 is the strongest dual hitch receiver with a maximum trailer weight of 4,000 lbs and maximum tongue weight of 400 lbs according to the manufacturer. So this can be used for flat towing with bike rack but not trailer towing with bike rack. For towing A trailer with a bike rack, I recommend the Curt Multipurpose...
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  • Recommendation for Adding Clearance Between RV and Trailer
  • Using a hitch extender like the Tow Ready # HE18 referenced in your question is a great option for giving you some additional clearance between your RV and trailer. Using this or any other hitch-mounted adapter will reduce the tongue weight of the hitch by 50 percent, but it will not affect the towing capacity/horizontal pull. You should have no issue pulling your 2,000 pound boat with your 7,500 pound hitch, even when using an adapter like this one. Another option to consider that...
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  • Best Cargo Carrier for Class I Hitch with Limited Ground Clearance
  • I do have options for you but when using a hitch adapter like part # HT5R or part # HTAD, the tongue weight capacity of the vehicle will be reduced by 50%. The tongue weight capacity of a 2016 Honda Accord is 100 lbs, therefore if you are using the adapter then the weight of the carrier and cargo on the carrier cannot exceed 50 lbs. In addition to weight capacity, the part # HT5R will require more than 3-1/2" from the center of the hitch pin hole to the edge of the bumper and will not work...
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  • Hitch Adapter to Raise Cargo Carrier on 2007 Mazda Miata
  • There is an adapter you can use to raise your Curt Cargo Carrier # C18145 on your 2007 Mazda Miata though it will reduce the capacity of your Curt Hitch # C11028 by half and require you to use the 2" shank on your cargo carrier. The Brophy # HT5R will give you 5" of rise and has a 2" receiver but since your cargo carrier weighs 29 lbs it would limit you to carrying 71 lbs of cargo with your carrier. I do recommend using Hitch Receiver Lock # 5200 to lock the adapter in your receiver....
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  • Bolt On Hitch and 1 1/4 to 2 Inch Adapter For 2016 Infiniti QX50 AWD HOLD
  • The only hitch we have available to fit your 2016 Infiniti QX50 AWD is the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # C11510. This hitch has a 1-1/4" receiver. it is a bolt-on installation with no welding required. The complete hardware kit and installation instructions included. If you want to carry your 2" bike carrier, I recommend # HTAD. Please note: The tongue weight capacity of hitch will be reduced by 50% with use of adapter. Please confirm vehicle towing capacity with your owners manual....
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  • Hitch Adapter That Allows Thule # TH957 Parkway to Be Used in 2 Inch Hitch Receiver
  • The adapters Thule manufactures aren't compatible with the Thule # TH957 Parkway, but you can always use a reducer sleeve like part # HT02. The adapter sleeve would work perfectly for you.
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  • How Much Does Hitch Extension Reduce Capacity of Hitch Really?
  • It is easy to see where the confusion comes in because the answer is all of the above. The reduction in capacity depends on how big the hitch is and what the manufacturer specifies, so it can be anywhere between 25% and 50%. You may be able to use the 14" Reese Hitch Extender # RP11003, which, when used with a weight distribution system, is rated for a maximum tongue weight of 650 lbs and max trailer weight of 6,500 lbs. However, it will reduce the overall capacity of your hitch by 35...
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  • Hitch Adapter to Allow Use of Older 1-1/4-Inch 4-Bike Hitch Carrier in 2-Inch Hitch
  • Many hitch type bike racks are designed with adapters that allow them to be used in both 2-inch and 1-1/4-inch hitches. In cases where your vehicle hitch is a 2-inch but the bike rack does not have this two-size capability then you can still use the 1-1/4-inch rack in a 2-inch hitch simply by installing a hitch sleeve adapter like # HT02. The sleeve slides into the 2-inch hitch opening and reduces it to the 1-1/4-inch size to match your rack.
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  • Recommended Reducer to Fit 1 1/4 Bike Rack Into A 2 Hitch Receiver
  • The solution would be go get a hitch reducer, these reducers will fit into a 2 inch hitch receiver one end, and also fit your bike rack that is 1-1/4" on the other end, as there are no 1-1/4 inch hitch receivers for that vehicle. The Hitch Reducer # HT02 Measures 3" from center of pin hole to center of pin hole. There is also an adapter that measures 7" from pin hole to pin hole # 80300. The 5/8" Hitch pin and clip for 2" receiver # PC3 or 1/2" pin for 1-1/4" receiver # PC2 are valuable...
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  • Sleeve Adapter to go from 2 inch Trailer Hitch to 1-1/4 inch
  • We have the sleeve adapter part # HT02 which will take a 2 inch trailer hitch and reduce it down to a 1-1/4 inch hitch.
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  • Hitch Adapter To Tow Dolly and Carry Bike Rack at Same Time
  • Yes, dual hitch adapters like the part # D-192 are designed for just what you are describing. Allowing you to tow something and then also carry a hitch rack. A better option though might be the part # D210 which has a ball mount platform and a hitch opening on top. The advantage to this is that it does not reduce the capacity of the hitch on your vehicle by 50 percent like the # D-192 does.
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  • Solution For Using Weight Distribution System in 3 inch Trailer Hitch
  • We have the Super Titan Receiver Adapter - 3" to 2" Reducer Sleeve # 38735. This adapter reduces a 3 inch hitch receiver to a 2 inch receiver opening which is the common weight distribution shank size like the part # 17120.
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  • Adapter To Fit 2 Inch Into 2-1/2 Inch Hitch Opening
  • If your Class V receiver has a 2-1/2 inch hitch opening, the best adapter is the Curt Hitch Receiver Reducer Sleeve - 2-1/2" to 2" # C45405 If both the Class IV and V hitches are 2 inches, there is no adapter needed.
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  • Recommended Adjustable Ball Mount for Use With Friction Sway Control Bars
  • The photos did not come through but it sounds like you need a new ball mount to level the trailer while towing. In order to do this you will need to measure from the ground to the bottom of the coupler on the trailer while level and then subtract that measurement from the ground to the top of your hitch receiver opening. This will give you the correct amount of drop you will need to look for in a ball mount. I have also attached a help article that will walk you through this entire process...
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  • Hitch Extender Recommendation for Ram 2500 with Class V Hitch towing with Tailgate Down
  • Since you have Class V hitch with a 2-1/2 inch opening the best solution for a hitch extender is the Curt extender part # C45048 which can be used as a 24 inch or 34 inch extender. This would have plenty of capacity for your 6 x 12 trailer that you plan on renting.
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  • Availability of Hitch Extender for 33 inches of Extension on 2-1/2 inch Trailer Hitch
  • As long as you have a 2-1/2 inch hitch installed on your 2017 Ford F-350 we have the Curt hitch extension part # C45048 which is 34 inches long like what you said you'd need. It has a 4,500 lb trailer capacity though so you'll need to keep that in mind.
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  • Hitch Recommendation for 2018 Honda CR-V to Use 2 inch Hitch Bike Rack
  • We have the # HTAD which converts a 1-1/4 inch hitch to a 2 inch hitch but since these adapters cut the capacity of the hitch they are installed in by 50 percent and add some movement this isn't an ideal solution. Instead the customers best option would be a 2 inch hitch like the # 76128 which will work directly with the bike rack.
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  • Does Reducer Sleeve Come All The Way To End Of Receiver?
  • On the Reese Titan Reducer Sleeve 2-1/2" to 2" # 58102, sometimes it goes all the way into the receiver opening and sometimes it stops about half way. This placement depends on the type of hitch and the placement of hole in the reducer sleeve and the hole in the ball mount. I have a video attached that shows the various placements when using the reducer sleeve.
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  • How to Calculate Total Tongue Weight with Truck Bed Camper Attached
  • You are correct in that the loaded ready to tow tongue weight (TW) of the boat/trailer and any cargo stored behind the rear axle of the tow vehicle will need to be accounted for when determining the total tongue weight (TTW) needed to choose the correct weight distribution system. The tongue weight of a boat trailer is usually lighter than most trailers as the engine is over the rear axle therefore, I speculate the tongue weight of your boat/trailer to be about 10% of the gross trailer...
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  • What Does Reduction of Hitch Capacity With Receiver Adapter Mean?
  • When using the Curt Receiver Tube Adapter # D-192, what a 50 percent reduction means is that the hitch's towing capacity and tongue weight - both - will have their capacities reduced by 50 percent. As a simple example, if your hitch had a towing capacity of 5,000 lbs and tongue weight capacity of 500 lbs then using adapter # D-192 will reduce the towing capacity to 2,500 lbs and tongue weight capacity to 250 lbs.
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  • Will a Cargo Carrier with 2 Inch Shank Work on a 2015 Hyundai Sonata
  • I do have an option for you but they do not make a 2" trailer hitch receiver for you 2015 Hyundai Sonata, only a 1-1/4" like part # 24965. If you wanted to use the Goplus carrier then you can use an adapter like part # MT70032 but please keep in mind that using this adapter will reduce your hitch's weight capacity by 50 percent. A better option for you would be to a use cargo carrier designed for a 1-1/4" receiver tube opening like part # C18145. This carrier has internal dimensions...
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  • What is the Weight of the Titan Hitch Box Extension # RP45018
  • The Titan Hitch Box Extension # RP45018 weighs approximately 55 pounds. If you were to cut it down from the 48 inch length to the 41 inch length it would of course weigh less, about 47 pounds.
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  • Using a Hitch Extender for a Cargo Carrier on a 2015 Roadtrek
  • Technically speaking, a hitch extender like the Curt part # C45791 will fit. However, using an extender lowers your hitche's tongue weight by 50 percent so you will be limited on how much weight you carry. In addition to this, accessories on the back of an RV experience a lot more movement and therefore stress than normal. So not only will your weight capacity be lowered but you're also are going to experience a lot of movement on the hitch. So I don't recommend using an extender for...
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  • 1.25 Hitch Extender for 2008 Toyota RAV4 Hitch
  • Extend your trailer hitch receiver opening so that you can clear your spare tire when using your hitch-mounted bike rack or so that your trailer won't hit a rear-mounted propane tank when you make sharp turns. Powder coated steel resists rust. These extender fits 1-1/4" x 1-1/4" trailer hitch receivers (Class I or Class II). We have them available in 6" # HES6 and 10" # HES0. Using a 1-1/4" extender will reduce your hitch's overall capacity by 50 percent. These extenders go well...
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  • Recommended Extension for RV for Pulling a 2016 Kia Soul
  • The Roadmaster Dual Hitch Receiver Adapter, 8" Drop/Rise # RM-077-8 is designed to allow you to flat tow a vehicle like your 2016 Kia Soul and also use a RV rated bike rack or cargo carrier in the other receiver. It has a total tongue weight rating of 400 lbs, but your trailer hitch may further reduce that number. You can flat tow up to 10,000 lbs with this adapter, but again your trailer hitch may further restrict that capacity. You cannot use a ball mount with this adapter. From...
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  • Recommended Anti-Rattle Hitch Pin for 2" Hitch Extender on 2017 Nissan Murano
  • The Curt Hitch Extender # C45791 will give you an additional 8" of room (measured from hitch pin hole to hitch pin hole) though please keep in mind that an extender is going to reduce the capacity of your current hitch by 50 percent. So if you had Curt hitch # C13205, for example, on your 2017 Nissan Murano, its towing capacity would go from 3,500 lbs to 1,750 lbs and its tongue weight capacity would be reduced from 350 lbs to 175 lbs. If you do have enough capacity even with the reduction,...
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  • Fit of a Brophy Hitch Expander with 5 Inch Rise on a 2015 Hyundai Sonata
  • The Brophy 1-1/4 to 2 inch 5 inch rise hitch adapter, part # HT5R will clear the bumper of a 2015 Hyundai Sonata, however, it will be extremely close, and you'll likely want to use a flat expander like Brophy's 1-1/4 to 2 inch no rise adapter, part # HTAD, as you will avoid contact with your bumper. Keep in mind that with a Class I hitch you'll still be limited to carrying two bikes on your vehicle, and the overall tongue weight capacity of the hitch will be lowered by 50% because of...
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  • Can Reese Titan Hitch Extender Tow Trailer that Weighs 4,000 lbs
  • At the 48 inch length the Reese hitch extender part # RP45018 that you have can tow up to 4,000 lbs. Since your trailer weighs right at that you might shorten the extender down to 41 inches (if you can get by with the shorter length) as it has a 5,000 lb capacity at this length.
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  • Solution for Adding Ground Clearance for Bike Rack on 1-1/4 Inch Hitch Receiver
  • I do have a solution for you, however there is not a high-low adapter like what you were looking at that is compatible with 1-1/4 inch hitch receivers. If you are needing a rise from your hitch to provide more ground clearance for your Thule bike rack, I recommend taking a look at the Brophy Hitch Adapter # HT5R. This will slide into the 1-1/4 inch receiver on your 2016 VW Passat and it features a 5 inch rise. The 2 inch opening that it then provides on the other end can be taken back...
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  • Hitch Extension Recommendation to Allow Tailgate to be Down When Towing Travel Trailer
  • If you have a 2-1/2 inch hitch installed on your truck then you can use a hitch extender like the Curt part # C45048 which can give you from 24 to 34 inches of extension. You should note that when you use this extender the towing capacity is 6,000 when used at 24 inch length or 4,500 lbs when used at 34 inch length. If your truck does not have an 2-1/2 inch hitch installed on it email me back and let me know what you have and I'll see if I can come up with a hitch solution that will...
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  • Availability of 1-1/4 Inch Ball Mount with 7-1/2 Inch Rise
  • The highest rise ball mount we currently have available for 1-1/4 inch receivers is the Curt Drawbar # C45028, which features a rise of 5-3/8 inches. While this isn't the 7-1/2 inches you are needing to get you to a total of 17-1/2 inches from the ground, it is currently the best option available. I do recommend verifying the rise you are needing by taking a couple measurements on your vehicle and trailer. To do this, you will measure from the ground to the top of the hitch receiver...
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  • Adapter that Fits 1-1/4 inch Hitch and Provides 2 inch Hitch Opening
  • We have the adapter part # HTAD which fits into a 1-1/4 inch hitch and provides a 2 inch hitch opening. You should note that this adapter cuts the capacity of the hitch it is installed in by 50 percent.
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  • My Receiver Is 8-10inchs Under Vehicle, What Extender do you Recommend?
  • The Brophy Hitch Adapter # HE06 is a good product. However if want more length to safely reach your receiver I recommend, the Heininger Holdings Hitch Adapters # HE6000. This product will allow you to easily reach the receiver under your Range Rover with a few inches of clearance to spare. This heavy-duty device extends your hitch accessory 5-3/4", 8-1/4" or 8-1/2", or 11" out from the hitch. It fits 2" hitches and includes an anti-rattle bolt. Please keep in mind when you use a hitch...
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  • Recommendation for Transporting Bikes with Shallow Hitch Pin Hole Measurement on 2017 Honda CR-V
  • Using a hitch extender like the Brophy # HES6 that you referenced will resolve the shallow hitch pin issue you have on your Honda CR-V's trailer hitch. The issue though, is that the use of this or any other similar adapter will reduce the tongue weight capacity of the hitch by 50%. This means the 150 pound tongue weight capacity you mentioned will be reduced to 75 pounds, which will not be sufficient for the combined weight of your bikes and bike rack. I first recommend verifying the...
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  • Fitting a 1-1/4 inch Thule Parkway to a 2 Inch Trailer Hitch Receiver
  • I have a solution for you, but there's not a Thule branded way to fit your Thule 1-1/4 inch Parkway to the larger hitch. You can use a Brophy Hitch Reducer, part # HT02 in order to adapt your 2 inch hitch to work with smaller 1-1/4 inch accessories. Keep in mind this will add about three additional inches to the rear of your vehicle.
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  • How to Tow a Trailer with a Bike Rack Attached
  • All of our dual receiver adapters like part # D-192 will reduce the vehicle's hitch capacity by 50%. As long as 50% of the vehicle's towing capacity in inline with your trailer and bike rack then this adapter will work well for you. However, a better option for you that will not reduce the vehicle's towing capacity would be to use multipurpose ball mount like part # D210. I have attached a review video of this adapter as well as a photo of it in use for you.
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  • Recommended Hitch Extender for 5,000 lb Travel Trailer with 500 lb Tongue Weight
  • The Blue Ox Hitch Adapter # BX88265 is not safe to use for towing no matter the weight. I do have an option for you, but it does require a weight distribution system for your 5K travel trailer. I recommend the Brophy Hitch Extender with Step # ST18. With the proper weight distribution system, this extension is rated for up to 7,000 lbs and up to 700 lbs tongue weight. You will want to make sure your trailer hitch receiver is able to use weight distribution and the trailer and weight...
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  • Carrying a 400 Pound Motorcycle at the Back of an RV
  • The use of any extender is going to reduce the tongue weight capacity of the trailer hitch by 50 percent. So if the tongue weight capacity of your hitch is 750 pounds the use of an extender will reduce it to 375 pounds. Also the further the loaded carrier is away from the hitch the more movement it will have which puts considerably more stress on the hitch so I do not recommend the use of an extender for those 2 reasons. The other option is to use a different carrier; one that is rated...
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  • Hitch Extenders for Lincoln Navigator
  • The hitch extension and reducer # C45048, is for 2 ½ inch trailer hitch receivers, If your Lincoln Navigator has a 2 ½ receiver opening it will fit but you should also know that it reduces the weight of your trailer hitch by 50 percent. With that being said, I believe that Navigators all came with a factory trailer hitch receiver with a 2 inch opening. But, if was I was in your situation I would go with the Curt Class III Drawbar # C45270. By using a longer ball mount instead of an extension,...
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  • Why Are Hitch Adapters for 1-1/4 inch Hitch Not to Be Towed With
  • Hitch adapters create quite a bit of leverage and movement in the hitches they are installed in. Since 1-1/4 inch hitches are very low in capacity already it's not a good idea to use an adapter like the part # HTAD to tow with. You'd just need to get a 1-1/4 inch ball mount to fit the hitch and there'd be no need for an adapter like the # 3594.
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  • Recommended Hitch Extender for 1-1/4 Inch Trailer Hitch Receiver
  • For the 1-1/4 receivers, we have only a couple options. We have the 6 inch hitch extender # HES6, and the 10 inch # HES0 you mentioned. The weight limit when using an extender is 50% of your trailer hitch receiver's rated capacity for tongue weight.
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  • Rise Adapter Recommendation for Class I Hitch for Additional Bike Rack Clearance
  • For a Class I hitch we have the Brophy adapter part # HT5R that would work well. It is designed for a Class I hitch and will give you a 5 inch rise for a bike rack to fit in as long as it has a 2 inch shank.
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  • Availability of Dual Hitch Receiver Adapter with 6 Inch Drop
  • The closest option we have available to what you are needing is the Roadmaster Dual Hitch Receiver Adapter # RM-077-8. This adapter features dual 2 inch receivers and has either an 8 inch rise or 8 inch drop for the bottom receiver. It has a 10,000 pound towing weight capacity and a 400 pound tongue weight limit. I have attached a short video demonstration on this product that you can also check out.
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  • Hitch Extender for 10,000 lb Travel Trailer Compatibility
  • I wish you would have asked this question prior to your purchase of the Curt Extender # C45791, because this extender will not work for your application. It is rated for the 3,500 lb total trailer weight towing capacity and because it is an adapter will also decrease your tongue weight rating of your trailer hitch by 50%. Instead, you may want to consider the Brophy Ball Mount for 2" Hitch # BH20. This ball mount is capable of towing 10,000 lbs and has a measurement of 13-1/4 inches...
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  • 36 Inch Hitch Extender for a 2 Inch Trailer Hitch Receiver on a 2017 Chevrolet Silverado 2500
  • I do have options for you but you cannot install two of part # C45796 together to get a total of 36". Doing so would completely diminish your trailer hitches weight capacity. The most cost effective solution I have for you would be to use part # RP45292 for 24"-34" or part # RP45018 for 41"-48". However, both of these options will require a 2-1/2" trailer hitch receiver like the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver part # C15860. The best solution I have for you to get a 36" hitch extension...
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  • Recommended Hitch Extender Approximately 3 Feet Long for 4800 lb Trailer
  • If you have a 2-1/2 inch receiver on your truck then you can use the Curt # C45048 which will give you 34 inches of extension and can use weight distribution to get you to towing capacity needed. To get the same 34 inches, you can also use the Reese # RP45292 which is rated for the same capacity with weight distribution. Another option for a 2-1/2 inch receiver is Reese # RP45018, which will also allow the capacity of up to 6,000 lbs with weight distribution, but will give you a 41...
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  • Will Reese Elite Adapter # RP45018 fit 2016 Silverado 3500 OEM 2.5 inch Hitch
  • For a Chevy 2-1/2 inch hitch the Reese adapter part # RP45018 would fit and work well. It was actually the Ford hitches that randomly have the rounder corners which sometimes prevents these from fitting. Chevy does not have the problem.
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  • Compatibility of Hitch Expander and Spare Tire Carrier for 1-1/4 Inch Receiver
  • The MaxxTow Trailer Hitch Receiver Adapter - 1-1/4" (Class II) to 2" Hitch # MT70032 or the Tow Ready # 80303 has an ability to adapt your hitch and yet will reduce the tongue weight of your hitch by 50%. With a 1-1/4 inch receiver, this weight can be as high as 350 lbs but in most cases is 200 lbs prior to that 50% reduction. That leaves you with 100lbs to carry your spare tire and its carrier like # C31006. In this case, that combination will work with the carrier weight of 31 lbs.
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  • Will Reese Titan Extender Work With SportRack Ridge Bike Rack on 2017 Ram 2500?
  • The Titan Hitch Box Extension for 2-1/2" Trailer Hitches # RP45018 will work well for you on your 2017 Ram 3500. You can cut it down to make the extension 41" from center of hitch pin hole to hitch pin hole and the SportRack Ridge Swing # SR2415 will be 9-1/2" from the hitch pin hole to the upright mast so you will have plenty of room. The only thing to keep in mind is that when using a hanging rack like the SportRack Ridge, it's possible you'll need bike frame adapter bar # 64005 if...
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  • Does Blue Ox 2-1/2 inch to 2 inch adapter part # BX88187 Fit 2017 Ford F-250
  • Yes, the Blue Ox 2-1/2 inch to 2 inch adapter part # BX88187 that you referenced will fit the 2-1/2 inch hitch you have installed on your 2017 Ford F-250.
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  • Is there a 2 Inch Hitch Extender Rated for 8,500 Pounds
  • Curt Hitch Extender # C45791 is only rated for 3,500 pounds gross trailer weight so it would not be adequate for an 8,500 pound trailer. There isn't a 2 inch extension that is rated high enough for 8,500 pounds and that is rated for use when towing a trailer. You could potentially use a Convert-A-Ball Roll-A-Hitch ball mount to get additional length without the need of an adapter. We have the following options all rated for 10,000 pounds and have an extension of 15 inches when in the...
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  • What is Weight Capacity of Curt Hitch Extender # C45791
  • The tongue weight capacity of the Curt hitch is 350 lbs which the other thing to consider is that it cuts the capacity of the hitch it's used in by 50 percent.
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  • Can Brophy Hitch Extender ST18 be Used to Add Distance Between Trailer Hitch and Trailer
  • Yes, the Brophy Hitch Extender # ST18 can be used as a way to extend out the distance between a trailer and the hitch it is installed in. With this extender you'd gain an additional 18 inches. Only thing you'll want to keep in mind is that when you use a hitch extender like this you cut the capacity of the hitch it is installed in by 50 percent. I attached a picture of this used as a hitch extender for you to check out as well.
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  • Hitch Extension for 1-1/4 Inch Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch on 2011 Kia Soul
  • By square stock I believe you are referring to a hitch extender. There is an extension for the Draw-Tite # 24839 hitch that fits your 2011 Kia Soul, but it is not 24 inches. The longest we carry for a 1-1/4 inch hitch is the 10 inch Brophy Hitch Extender # HES0. Please keep in mind that extenders such as this one will reduce your hitch capacity by half, so using one will reduce the Draw-Tite's tongue weight capacity to 100 lbs. I've added links to video reviews of both the hitch and...
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  • Recommended 2 Inch Dual Hitch Adapter for Flat Towing a Vehicle
  • The Malone Dual Purpose Hitch Receiver part # MPG544 can be used to flat tow a vehicle however, this adapter reduces the tongue weight capacity of your trailer hitch by 50%. It may still work for you with the reduced tongue weight capacity but I have a better solution for you. The Roadmaster Dual Hitch Receiver Adapter part # RM-077-4 is specifically designed for flat towing applications and will not reduce the tongue weight capacity on your RV's hitch. The adapter is rated at 10,000...
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  • Trailer Hitch Extension for Use Behind a Truck Bed Camper
  • I have two options that will allow for you to extend the connection point between your truck and trailer. The best option for you will depending on the gross trailer weight (GTW) and tongue weight (TW) of your trailer. As long as the GTW and TW of your trailer does not exceed 5,000 lbs and 500 lbs respectively, the Titan Hitch Box Extension part # RP45018 will work well for you as long as you trim the bar down to 41". If the GTW and TW of your trailer exceeds the above 5,000lb/500lb rating...
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  • Hitch Reducer Needed for 2-Bike Thule 515-0109 Bike Rack with 1-1/4" Shank to Fit 2" Hitch Receiver
  • For your 2-Bike Thule 515-0109 bike rack with a 1-1/4" shank I recommend using the Brophy Hitch Reducer # HT02. It will reduce your 2" hitch receiver to a 1-1/4" opening that will be compatible with your bike rack. If you have a lock for your bike rack then you may also be interested in purchasing the Let's Go Aero Anti-Rattle Trailer Hitch Receiver Lock # 63232. This will give you a locking hitch pin for the reducer that will also help to stabilize it and reduce any movement.
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  • Hitch Extension and Locking Pin for a 2003 Honda CR-V with Spare Tire
  • You'll have two options, depending on your hitch size. In either case, your overall tongue weight capacity will be reduced by 50% when the extender is installed, so you'll want to verify your hitch's capacity prior to purchase and ensure that you can still install your chosen rack and actually carry bikes on it. If your hitch is the smaller 1-1/4 inch size, you'll want to purchase Brophy's 6 inch 1-1/4 inch extender, part # HES6 in order to extend your hitch. This extender pushes the...
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  • Can 2011 GMC 3500 Sierra Tow 5 to 7k Trailer with 42 inch Extension
  • To use a SuperTruss Hitch Extender part # TLE1542 which has a 42 inch length and tow a trailer that weighs 5,000 to 7,000 you'd have to have the Torklift Superhitch part # TLC1208 installed on your 2011 GMC Sierra 3500. Then you'd have to use a weight distribution too like the Reese part # RP66541.
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  • Maximum Length Of Hitch Extension for Use with Blue Ox Tow Bars
  • Blue Ox hitch-mount tow bars such as their Alpha # BX7365 and Avail # BX7420 can be used with a hitch extension up to 12-inches in length, part # BX88264, but Blue Ox cautions against longer hitch extensions. The potential risk is damage to the hitch receiver tube, not so much to the adapter or to the tow bar. Use of almost any extension or adapter will apply more leverage to the hitch tube, much in the same way that sliding a length of pipe over the end of a tire iron will give you...
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  • Hitch Extender Recommendation for Chevy Silverado 1500
  • For a 2 inch hitch like what you'd have on your Chevy Silverado 1500 we have an 18 inch long hitch extender part # C45796 which would be a decent option. But you should note that with hitch extenders like this you end up cutting the capacity of the hitch in half due to the increased leverage so you'll need to keep that in mind and be sure not to exceed half of the capacity of your trailer hitch.
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  • Solution for Hitch-Mounted Cargo Carrier that Interferes with Rear Bumper
  • I do have a possible solution for you. In order to extend your hitch receiver out from behind the Accord's rear bumper, I recommend using a 1-1/4 inch hitch extender like the Brophy # HES6 for a 6 inch extension or # HES0 for a 10 inch extension. These are both compatible with your Class I hitch and will keep the receiver opening at 1-1/4 inches on the other end. This should give you enough length to clear the rear bumper and allow for hitch-mounted accessories to mount without interfering. An...
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  • Recommended Adapter for Bike Rack and Towing with 2 Inch Receiver
  • The Malone 2" Dual Purpose Hitch Receiver # MPG544 is the strongest dual hitch receiver with a maximum trailer weight of 4,000 lbs and maximum tongue weight of 400 lbs according to the manufacturer. So this can be used for flat towing with bike rack but not trailer towing with bike rack. For towing with a bike rack, I recommend the Curt Multipurpose Ball Mount with 2" Receiver for Bike Racks and Cargo Carriers - 7,500 lbs # D210. This ball mount will allow you to use your bike rack...
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  • Why Do Curt Hitch Receiver Reducer Sleeves # C45408 Only Have One Hitch Pin Hole
  • The Curt Hitch Receiver Reducer Sleeves # C45408 only has one hitch pin hole per sleeve as it is not designed to be a hitch extender and protrude out of the hitch opening. The sleeves are designed to fit flush in the hitch they are installed in.
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  • Hitch Extension Recommendation that Can Fit 2017 Ford F-350 with 2-1/2 inch Hitch
  • Since the Reese Titan extension part # RP45292 can only be used in Reese Titan hitches per their warranty and fit recommendations the only solution you have is the Curt part # C45048 which will fit all 2-1/2 inch hitches like your Ford truck has. Aside from having a much better price the Curt will function the exact same as the Reese for all intents and purposes.
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  • Availability of Hitch Extender that Can Give 24 inches to Clear Tailgate When Towing Trailer
  • We have a Curt hitch extension part # C45048 which can be cut down to 24 inches like you'd need. But you'd need to have a 2-1/2 inch hitch installed on your vehicle. It looks like you have a 2008 Ford F-250 or 350 so if that were the case you'd need the part # C15810 for a hitch that's a fit for the vehicle and compatible with the extension.
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  • Two Bike Platform Carrier With Combo Shank and Built In Security
  • I have three great choices for you that fit what you're looking for in a two bike platform rack. These racks are all similarly competitive in terms of price and features, and offer a unique feature or two. The first is the Saris Freedom SuperClamp, part # SA4025F. This made in America rack includes a lifetime warranty, integrated bike locks and a super-light steel construction for ease of use and durability. The SuperClamp holds bikes by the wheels, avoiding frame contact. The Superclamp...
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